Collective Singers deliver ‘remarkable’ performance in pre-Easter concert

A large number of Windhoek residents converged at Windhoek Technical High School for a pre-Easter concert on Saturday.

The Collective Singers Choir organised the concert, presenting a mix of their own original compositions and other pieces.

“Their performance was truly remarkable,” a fan said, following the choir’s performance of their final piece of the night.

The evening started off with presentations by various groups derived from the main choir, showcasing soloists, duos, trios and a brass band.

During the performances, one of the soloist’s rendition of the well-known hymn ‘It is Well With My Soul’ left the audience captivated.

Speaking to The Namibian shortly after the concert, Collective Singers Choir conductor Ponti Dikuua said it was “an overwhelming experience”.

“I couldn’t even count how many people showed up,” he said, noting that the event was well attended.

“The show was a success, everything went smoothly and according to plan,” he said.

Dikuua applauded his choir for a “job well done”.

“They did everything exactly as we practised and that is what made me so proud,” he said.

Dikuua promised another Collective Singers concert towards the end of the year.

“We have a big concert coming up in November, as we will be celebrating the choir’s 10th anniversary,” he said.

He said they want to make it bigger and better.

“We are going to have a live band, as we would like to create that ‘Joyous Celebration’ type of feel,” Dikuua promised.

He urged fans to closely follow the choir on social media.

Chorister and composer Zikizee Hangero, who had one of her originals performed and even repeated as per the demand of the crowd at the concert, said she was “blown away” by the crowd’s response to her song.

“I wasn’t expecting to get that kind of reaction from the audience, as I was quite uncertain about the song,” she said.

‘Mokakara Membo’, which is the title of Hangero’s song, directly translates to ‘Will You Be in the Book of Life?’ from Otjiherero.

“I composed the song about a month ago,” she said.

Despite being a member of the Collective Singers Choir for nearly eight years, the young chorister also pursues solo music work on the side.

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